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Dr. Sumitra Mani  - Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Sumitra Mani

MBBS

Pediatrician, Chennai

15 Years Experience
Dr. Sumitra Mani MBBS Pediatrician, Chennai
15 Years Experience
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Sumitra Mani is a popular Pediatrician in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. You can visit her at Chennai Heart Clinic in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sumitra Mani on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras Medical College - 2002
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I am confused whether to give my 7 month old son flu vaccine as it is listed as optional in the vaccination schedule. I live in kolkata and have not seen anyone suffering from influenza in the near past in my area. Please advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I am confused whether to give my 7 month old son flu vaccine as it is listed as optional in the vaccination schedule....
Flu vaccine neither covers all flue strains nor give long lasting immunity. This is reason, it is optional. Choice is yours.
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Baby is 1 month old now and Need remedy for rashes at bottom part .cries to much whenever pass gas and stool .not able to sleep properly from past two week.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Baby is 1 month old now and Need remedy for rashes at bottom part .cries to much whenever pass gas and stool .not abl...
Hi, I recommend you to avoid using diapers for prolonged time. Also intermittently keep the perineal region open to expose it to air to dry up. You can apply coconut oil over affected area for relief from pain. If no relief can add other medicines if required.
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Hello Our baby is one month old. From last 5-7 days she is passing urine after long hours like 5-6 hours. She is having cough also and her nose is also a bit jam. She also takes out her tongue very frequently with a lot saliva. She is also taking less feed. She takes very less feed and she keeps sleeping all the time and avoids feed for 3-4 hours. She takes very less feed and then again goes back to sleep. Please advice.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
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Our baby is one month old. From last 5-7 days she is passing urine after long hours like 5-6 hours. She is havi...
Your baby seems to be a normal healthy baby. Try saline nasal drops which are available over the counter. Please see a doctor in person if cough and blocked nose persists.
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My 9 months baby boy is of 7.6 kg and very poor in having food, milk and sleeping 10 hours only. please advice how he can gain weight.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 9 months baby boy is of 7.6 kg and very poor in having food, milk and sleeping 10 hours only. please advice how he...
Avoid bottle feeding if doing. Give him semisolid to soft solid food at frquent intervals. Keep patience avoid force feeding.
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Please suggest me the diet plan of my 3years old daughter. Is Pediasure good for her?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Please suggest me the diet plan of my 3years old daughter. Is Pediasure good for her?
Three years old children are most energetic and do not listen any one. Hence they should be six feeds three hrly interval home made food. 200 gm's app. Needed daily.
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My son put his finger in rectum when he goes to do poop. Is it safe or not. He always poop in standing position.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son put his finger in rectum when he goes to do poop. Is it safe or not. He always poop in standing position.
He should be gently and lovingly encouraged to stop this habit But do not scold or beat him which lead to aggressive denial
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Health Tip for Children

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD (Physician)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Always try to make your child eat foods like eggs, beans, green leafy vegetables, yoghurt, milk etc. They are very rich in vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, calcium and other nutrients.
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My daughter is just 2 months old. She has a preference for putting her head towards the right side. While I turn it to the left every now and then, she keeps it there for a short while and turns back to her right. I'm now noticing a slight difference in the shape on the left and right. She doesn't like to use a horse shoe pillow and gets rashes with the mustard seed pillow. Will the shape of her head become permanent as it is now or will it change and get well rounded once she's sitting up and moving around more. I have received mixed responses to this, hence wanted to check.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
My daughter is just 2 months old. She has a preference for putting her head towards the right side. While I turn it t...
Don't worry. Its because of the shape. Try to keep her head depends upon all sides. U can do one thing put some pillow or something which keeps it head opposite side. Also during day time when she awake keep bright colours toy or things on side left. So she keep seeing on that and rotate it to all side. She is just 2 months so not to worry about shape of head as head bones are still not fused which will fuse at around 1-1.5 yrs,but try this things if still shape become unequal then other methods are there.
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Nutrition For Expectant Mothers

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Jaipur
Nutrition For Expectant Mothers

A. Nutrition deserves special attention during pregnancy because of increased demand and specific role of different nutrients for the baby during pregnancy. 
B. A woman whose diet is adequate before pregnancy is usually able to come out with full term pregnancy 
Without elaborate modifications of her diet and lifestyle. For example, in diabetes, incidence of structural defects can be reduced to nil by bringing the blood glucose level under good control couple of months before conceiving.
C. Maternal nutrition taken during pregnancy are very important in supporting breastfeeding. Breast milk is best and complete food for baby during first four months as it also provides antibodies for protection against many infections. 
D. Undernourished mothers are prone to delivery before nine months. 
So, take good care of your health during pregnancy.

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My baby is 7 month old and still he does not take good sleep at night, he used to wakes up every 2 hr for feeding. We are giving lactogen 2. Pls advice.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
My baby is 7 month old and still he does not take good sleep at night, he used to wakes up every 2 hr for feeding. We...
Let the child empty breasts completely in every session of breastfeeding. Let the child suck both breasts in each session. Count the total hours of sleep if it is 10 to 12 hours out of 24 hour it is normal.
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My baby sweats when she sleeps in the cold weather. Can you please tell me why is this happening.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby sweats when she sleeps in the cold weather. Can you please tell me why is this happening.
In infants head sweating is a normal habit as the body surface are a more on head and body heat exchange occurs normally and head has more surface area.
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My 1.3 year old baby has made weight fall on his both legs, orthopedicIan said there is no fracture and given imol syrup but he is not able to walk properly. What to do. By when he will walk properly.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My 1.3 year old baby has made weight fall on his both legs, orthopedicIan said there is no fracture and given imol sy...
. If you keep ice that would help to reduce the pain and feel relaxed and comfortable. You shall also do hot water fermentation that would improve the blood circulation to the painful area and thereby the pain would be reduced.
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My son Aged 11 years is behaving abnormally. He is showing rigidity towards his demand and always says I will go to somewhere else if his demand not fulfilled. He also use abusive word to his mother etc. Pls suggest. Is it symptom of psychological problem or its normal.

BHMS, diploma in nutrition and health education, m.sc. in counselling and psychotherapy
Homeopath, Noida
Hello, This kind of behavior is not normal but also not so serious. You need to consult psychologist and motivate for counseling. Please consult privately. I as psychologist will help to change his behavior. Thanks.
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What should we give to 2 years old baby in his diet and also which meal should give them a proper balanced diet?

Pediatrician, Rewari
What should we give to 2 years old baby in his diet and also which meal should give them a proper balanced diet?
Lybrate-user just give your baby home made food like cereal based gruel, milk based gruel, milk, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
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Stomach Ache in Kids - 7 Causes Behind It!

MD - Paediatrics, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Rourkela
Stomach Ache in Kids - 7 Causes Behind It!

Stomach aches or abdominal pains are one of the most frequently reported health complaints faced by children. Children below the age of twelve are known to suffer from recurrent stomach pain. While pains such as these lead to momentary discomfiture, they also lay the path for graver worries if neglected for too long. Your child may feel sick and bunk school for two days; rest and home care can restore his or her health, but that in no way, is the best suited way of dealing with the situation. If tummy aches resurface over a certain period of time, parents should be cautious enough to look for the root cause and should try to eliminate it accordingly.

Widely noticed causes of stomach aches in children:

  1. Unhygienic food can affect the child’s digestive system.
  2. Intolerance to a certain food item should not be overlooked.
  3. Perpetual anxiety can make the tummy twist and turn.
  4. Urinary Tract Infections can also lead to acute abdominal pain.
  5. Serious factors such as gallstones or appendicitis could also be present. Immediate expert consultation is advised in such a case.
  6. Caffeine and packaged soft drinks can be harmful.
  7. Butter, ghee and other greasy products can trigger tummy aches.

Ways to treat tummy aches in children:

  1. Keep children away from gas producing food items: Food that is hard to digest should be avoided. Don’t let your child have too many nuts regularly.
  2. Keep them hydrated: Fluid intake should be monitored. A child should drink at least six to seven glasses of water per day. Fruit juices or soups can also be given to them alongside main meals. This helps digestion.
  3. Do not stack up food in one go: Eating a lot in one meal is a bad way of satisfying hunger. Have smaller meals in more numbers. Six to eight meals will keep your child full and will also eliminate chances of acid reflux which happens either due to an empty stomach or too much piling up of greasy food.
  4. Timely check - up with the doctor: If tummy aches refuse to go away, take your child to a doctor for a thorough check- up. Administer medicines as prescribed by the physician.
  5. Regular deworming every 6 month ensures a good appetite and well-being.
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Side effect of anaesthesia on infant less than one year old both short term and long term?

Diploma in Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Parbhani
Side effect of anaesthesia on infant less than one year old both short term and long term?
Short term risks are dependent on duration of anaesthesia. Surgical risks depends on procedure about which surgeon can explain. Long term risks should be negligible if hepatotoxic medications not used for prolonged time.
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Doctor my grand daughter aged 3 years in usa is vomitting frequently what little she eat and she is a poor eater too. Kindly tell me how to increase her intake and in turn her weight which is 10 kgs now. Kindly reply me with causes and remedy

M. B. B. S. , D. C. H.
Pediatrician, Dhanbad
U give this medicine of your child 1. Cypon h syrup 5ml 8 hrly 2. Vitazyme syrup 5ml 12 hrly 3. Becosule syrup 5ml 12 hrly.
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My kid is 3 years n 5 months old n on medicines since birth. He is basically suffering from seasonal cough n cold n has been admitted to hospital thrice till nw. Please guide me how should I go about it. I live in south delhi, India.

Pediatrician, Mumbai
Get your child tested for allergy, chest infection s and also rule out gerd. Consult a pediatrician for the same.
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Dear doctor, my daughter is 5 months old her weight is 7. 5 kgs - when she was born doctor has advised to give vitanova d3 - I seek you advice how long should it be continued? warm regards

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Vitamin d (ergocalciferol-d2, cholecalciferol-d3, alfacalcidol) is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. Having the right amount of vitamin d, calcium, and phosphorus is important for building and keeping strong bones. Vitamin d is used to treat and prevent bone disorders (such as rickets, osteomalacia). Vitamin d is made by the body when skin is exposed to sunlight. Sunscreen, protective clothing, limited exposure to sunlight, dark skin, and age may prevent getting enough vitamin d from the sun. If the baby feeding milk and taking nutrients it is not absolutely necessary to give calcium supplement. But there is no harm in giving to a growing child as his requirements of all vitamins are more. Let us say you can give till one year after that he must get all nutrition from good food. Happy parenting. Feel free to ask any doubt, privately.
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Ahan is 2 month baby boy. He vomits several times a day I want to know the reason and a good medicine.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Ahan is 2 month baby boy. He vomits several times a day I want to know the reason and a good medicine.
His weight 5 kg is fine that indicates, he is getting sufficient feed. What you are calling vomiting, it may be regurgitation which is quite common. There is no need of medicine. Burping solves the problem usually. You need no to worry so long baby is gaining wt.
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